The Drydock Lock

by James R. Ayers,
Arden L. Burnett,
Ralph C. Stokes,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1963, Vol. 89, Issue 2, Pg. 15-28

Document Type: Journal Paper


The lock, a well known hydraulic principle, is applied to graving docks and floating drydocks to produce an effective increase in draft of 4 ft to 5 ft for existing drydocks without actually deepening the dock structure. Additional auxiliary pumping equipment and minor structural alterations are the only requirements, in some cases.

Subject Headings: Wells (water) | Docks | Hydraulics | Existing buildings | Pumps

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